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Sunrise (1927)
"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 November 1927 (USA)
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.



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In this fable-morality subtitled "A Song of Two Humans", the "evil" temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre. Written by alfiehitchie

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4 November 1927 (USA)  »

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(Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)| (alternate version)

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1.33 : 1
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Many of the superimpositions throughout the film were created "in the camera". The camera would shoot one image at the side of the frame, blacking out the rest of the shot, then expose the film. They would put the exposed film back into the camera and shoot again, blocking out the area that already had an image on it. See more »


The number of bottles left on the table after the piglet bumps it changes between shots. There are five bottles when the piglet bumps it, but when the Man comes in and grabs the piglet there are seven bottles on it. See more »


The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!
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Cinematic Magic Realism
7 October 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I found this movie at the library the other day and I had to rent it after being aware for the longest time that it's the highest film on the Sight & Sound list that I have not seen yet. After seeing it, can I say that it deserves its honor? … I would say so, it's the polar opposite of modern film and that gets my interest since it reveals so much that cinema has gained and lost in 75 years. It tells a simple story while getting the most out of my reaction…as opposed to movies that utilize technology, over character and story development, even though this is a movie that has time to be showy and flashy with its beautiful city sequences. After seeing Abel Gance's Napoleon, a film from the same era, I would consider this movie on par for its technical angle, which I think is half the selling point for the critic's circles. It employs a magic realism that you will not find in any modern film today, a movie where you don't care if it takes them a minute to travel from the forest to the city….

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